Incubator Architect (Software Engineering) Fidelity Labs

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Lead the development of an exciting new incubator in Fidelity Labs geared at creating new growth for Fidelity. The incubator will rapidly move ideas from concepts to scale to help bring these game-changing ideas to market. If you are a software architect with a passion for creating products and services that make lives better, a career in Fidelity Labs may be right for you!

We seek an Incubator Architect with a software engineering background, who remains hands-on, and has demonstrated proficiency at applying innovative technologies to “real world” ideas.

At Fidelity Labs, we use emerging technologies and human-centered design to create visionary products and services that improve people’s financial lives. As the innovation engine for Fidelity Investments, we provide expertise to the rest of the firm on new tools and techniques, while also incubating potential new lines of business. See what we’re up to at

The Expertise We’re Looking For

Bachelor’s degree Computer Science or other related discipline

15+ years of software development

Experience with multiple enterprise technologies

Demonstrated understanding and proven track record for full stack cloud based solutions, continuous integration/deployment, serverless architecture, client/server development

Hands-on experience of working directly with Product and Design teams

Designed complete end-to-end solutions

Desire/ability to learn and implement new technologies

Demonstrated experience of building, mentoring and leading a development team

Experience with Lean Startup, Design Thinking a plus

The Purpose of Your Role

The Incubator Architect acts as the CTO in an Incubator program. The Incubator Architect will be responsible for the design, architecture and development of the Incubators technology. Candidates must be comfortable working in a fast paced and highly ambiguous environment working with emerging technologies, high risks and uncertainty.

The Skills You Bring

Deep knowledge of IT concepts, strategies, methodologies, and their application to business opportunities

Comfortable dealing with ambiguity and change while cautious by understanding risks and threats

Ability to work in a highly entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment

Is an authentic leader who identifies with Fidelity’s values, and possesses genuine passion for success and accountability for self and others

Experience being a mentor and builder of nimble and passionate teams

Experience in Agile Project Management and development

Proven Experience working directly with product & design teams

Knowledge of cloud computing environments, applications and tools

Exceptional sense of customer service

Motivated, self-directed, results oriented

Proven experience of working in a complex environment where relationship building is critical, yet at the same time being entrepreneurial and fast-paced

Proactively seeks the views of others before making decisions

The Value You Deliver

Owns the strategic design, architecture and development of new technology and software for the incubator

Ensures incubator products are architected and designed for a seamless integration

Translates business vision into technology strategy

Ensures the implementation and use of best software development practices

Ensures system, technical and product architectures are aligned with incubators objectives

Oversees the development, implementation and execution of an Incubator ensuring scope and schedule are established for projects; oversees operating plan and resourcing

Attracts, hires and leads high-performing software engineering staff. Determines and manages staffing strategy and plan (number of FTEs, skills needed, depth of experience, internal and external staffing mix) consistent with the needs of the incubator

Identifies and addresses group development needs to create high performance teams

Escalate issues and risks to executive management for timely resolution

Drives build/ buy/ partner strategies, determining the best approach to product creation based on understanding the business drivers and product strategy

Build relationships with core business line architects and technology leaders to develop a deep understanding of core business platforms and work collaboratively to define an approach to integrating new offerings that balances speed and scale

Develops and maintains a network of industry contacts; performs or directs research on industry trends, competitors, business and IT products; analyses trends and makes strategic and tactical recommendations

How Your Work Impacts the Organization

Our goal is to identify important jobs to be done and create business models that do them better than any other alternative. Using the latest innovation methodologies, the team identifies opportunity spaces, acquires funds for high potential new ventures and incubates those ideas from concept to scale. Fidelity Labs currently has a number of ventures at various stages in the pipeline.

Fidelity Labs is increasing its focus on incubating new businesses and has dedicated teams that work like start-ups within the organization. Using a combination of good old-fashioned ingenuity, and innovation methodologies such as Design Thinking and Lean Start-up, incubators take a customer-centric approach to problem solving, with a focus on rapid experimentation, and the permission to fail. More information can be found at

Company Overview

At Fidelity, we are focused on making our financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want. We are a privately held company that places a high degree of value in creating and nurturing a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to our associates. For information about working at Fidelity, visit

Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer.

Job: Architecture

Primary Location: US-MA-Boston

Other Locations: US-NC-Durham

Schedule: Full-time

Job Level: Director

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Job Type: Standard

Overtime Status: Exempt

Travel: No

Boston, Massachusetts
Boston, MA


Fidelity Investments

Boston, Massachusetts 02108

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